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“Very good, but more importantly how to get there”
Review of The Aalto House

The Aalto House
Ranked #43 of 283 things to do in Helsinki
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Owner description: The home of famous Alvar Altotel +358 (0)9 481 350 riihitie@alvaraalto.fi Alvar Aalto 1936
Luxembourg
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very good, but more importantly how to get there”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Well worth the visit if you are in indeed, in any way, interested in architectural history.
The Aalto house provides an interesting, enjoyable and informative education into iconic Finnish design.
That said, I would like to provide you with the most expedient way of getting to this house.
From Helsinki centre, tram number 4, direction Munkkiniemi.
Get off at stop "Tegelbacken Tiilmaki".
Walk back in the direction you came from.
Cross the road and then take the first street on the right.
The house is just past the library on the right hand side.
If the door is closed then ring the bell (which may be the case in autumn/winter) - there are articulate and interesting people inside who can show you where one of the masters of Finnish architecture lived and worked.
Enjoy :-)

Visited November 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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154 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very very avant garde”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

You could never imagine that this house was built in 1936. I could move in today and feel like it was a brand new house. The materials are timeless, as is the design and atmosphere. It is worth a detour to Munkkiniemi and is easily accessible by number 4 tram. Locals will gladly show you the way once you get off the tram.

Visited August 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Design or archetecture freak? THE place to visit..”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

An inspiring, well maintained and simply beautiful place to understand and feel what one of the masters of Scandinavian design did and where he actually lived. Amazing.

Visited May 2012
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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Home of a great spirit”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

You can feel what kind of person Alvar Aalto was. His home is so esthetic and dignified, yet so modest. Beauty and high quality, no showing off or junk. You automatically start whispering, not to disturb the strong atmosphere!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“inspirational”
Reviewed February 27, 2011

we made the effort to brave the -22 degrees and took the short tram ride (no 4) to Munnkiniemi district. we found the house and was met with by an elderly finnish lady who showed us another couple and japanese fellow around. the interior was simply amazing. she proceded to talk for a short while about the house, the history the furniture and what went on in the various parts of the house. we then had a good 30mins to look around and take photos. if your into mid centrury architecture & furniture then you will love this place.

Visited February 2011
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